HC Deb 12 March 1986 vol 93 c497W
Mr. Hayes

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on trading prospects with China.

Mr. Alan Clark

I should like to announce that, together with my right hon. Friend the Minister for Overseas Development, we have decided to offer to the Chinese Government an increase in the soft loan facility for China from £100 million to £300 million. This support will be provided from the aid programme under the aid and trade provision; it will help the development of China and lead to many projects, orders and jobs won for the United Kingdom.